But now, all wrists (that wanted the original and couldn’t bear the 45 mm burden) can rejoice because Panerai shed 3 mm in the new Radiomir 1940 3 Days Automatic in steel. Another notable update is that, despite being automatic, the PAM00620 is just shy of 11 mm thick – which is rather slim for this style of watch, thanks to that off-center micro-rotor. Additionally, it is a double-barrel engine that beats for 72 hours at 4Hz.

Yes, the new PAM00620 is now a smaller, slimmer, stronger, self-winding, steel throwback to everything that everyone enjoys about Panerai – its naval history of Italian frogmen riding torpedoes in the dead of night with large luminous tools strapped over their wetsuits.